Oxford is the best uni in the world for four subjects and still better than Cambridge
Oxford surprised no one by continuing to dominate the QS world university rankings, which ranks over 900 international academic institutions by their subject. These results put us number one in the world for Arts and Humanities subjects, number three for Life Sciences and Medicine, and number three for Social Sciences and Management – decent results, it must be said.
Oxford University was in the top five for 22 subjects, ranking best in the world for Anatomy and Physiology, Archaeology, English Language and Literature, and Geography, and ranked second for History, Law, Medicine, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Social Policy and Administration, and Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies. The results are consistent to last year’s, in which Oxford again scored first in four subjects – although they weren’t necessarily the same.
Oxford continued to dominate in the other rankings: 33 subjects made a Top 10 spot. The eternal rivals, Cambridge, failed to rank first in any subject this year, The Cambridge Tab responding in a in a characteristically generous way with ‘Pity they’re all boring fucks over there’
The QS World University Rankings are based on six weighted factors: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Student-to-Faculty Ratio, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio. We came just sixth in the World University Rankings released earlier this year – but we beat Cambridge in this one, so who cares.